Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

Get Certified! Take a Open Water Diver Course with Aquatic Safaris

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Aquatic Safaris has taught many thousands of divers in its 29 year history, from local students, residents and retirees to Boy Scouts and internationals coming to Wilmington to get certified and dive.

Choose the better way to learn….with Aquatic Safaris.

Start SCUBA Lessons Today or save $69 by signing up for the eLearning option directly with us.

Taking scuba lessons is a great way to meet new people. Connect with new friends by enrolling in a scuba diving class at Aquatic Safaris where you’ll meet friendly, expert dive professionals who will introduce you to everything scuba has to offer and help you determine the best learning method for you.

What You Learn

The Aquatic Safaris Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ): Three academic training sessions where you’ll develop a knowledge base about scuba diving and the diving environment
  • Confined Water Dives: Two pool training sessions where you will build all the skills you will need to be a confident and safe diver. Extra pool sessions are subject to a $20 pool fee.
  • Open Water Dives: Four Open Water Checkout Dives during which you apply all the skills you have acquired in training. The last two are on our USCG inspected charter boat…you get dive boat and salt water experience during your class, an Aquatic Safaris exclusive.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is amazing. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including an optional dive computer, and standard accessories. Included in your course fee is use of all the gear you’ll need to get certified. You need only your own personal gear (mask, fins, and snorkel), which can be purchased at Aquatic Safaris at a introductory 20% student discount.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll hop in the pool to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

Note: Enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online for immediate computer-based access to the manual and video integrated into seamless, guided online learning.

The Learning Materials are included in your course fee.

Start Now

You don’t have to wait to start. With PADI eLearning and the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online, you can begin right now or save $69 by signing up for the eLearning option directly with us. The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning. If you desire to meet new friends, spend more time interacting with your professional scuba instructor, or just get out of the house, enroll in the traditional format course by calling or coming to Aquatic Safaris. You’ll get the Open Water Crewpak with all your learning materials which you can be reading before class starts.

Upcoming Open Water Diver Classes Full Instruction Schedule here

Class: Dates & Times: Instructor Cost: Space
Available
Open Water Diver   Starts Mon Apr 23 2018 6:00 PM Class: Apr 23, 25, 27 6-9PM
Pool: Apr 24, 26 6-9PM
Dive: Apr 28 7AM-5PM, 29 8AM-12PM
TBA $320 8
Open Water Diver   Starts Mon May 07 2018 6:00 PM Class: May 7, 9, 11 6-9PM
Pool: May 8, 10 6-9PM
Dive: May 12 7AM-5PM, 13 1:30-5PM
TBA $320 8
Open Water Diver   Starts Mon Jun 11 2018 9:00 AM
Open to Sea Turtle Camp participants only.
Class: Jun 11, 12 9AM-12PM, other dates TBA
Pool: Jun 11, 12 1:30-4:30PM
Dive: Jun 13 8AM-4PM, 14 2-5:30PM
Register HERE
TBA $320 0
Open Water Diver w/ e-Learning   Starts Thu Jun 14 2018 6:00 PM
Includes PADI eLearning course access code.
Class: Jun 14 6-7PM
Pool: Jun 15 8-11AM, 16 8:30-11:30AM
Dive: Jun 16 1-4PM, 17 7:30-11AM
TBA $340 6
Open Water Diver   Starts Mon Jun 18 2018 9:00 AM
Open to Sea Turtle Camp participants only.
Class: Jun 18, 19 9AM-12PM, other dates TBA
Pool: Jun 18, 19 1:30-4:30PM
Dive: Jun 20 8AM-4PM, 21 8:30AM-12PM
Register HERE
TBA $320 0

Details

Minimum age 10 years. Age 10-11 by special arrangement and private surcharge applies.
Equipment provided by student Personal snorkeling equipment – mask, fins and snorkel can be purchased at Aquatic Safaris for 20% introductory student discount.
Equipment provided by Aquatic Safaris Scuba equipment (tank, weights, regulator with gauges, BC, wetsuit) included in Open Water Diver course.  Emergency first aid and oxygen kits during check out dives.
Course cost $320 per student.  Class size is limited by PADI standards. Your payment secures your class spot and gets you the learning material or eLearning access code.  Private class available also.
Required books & materials PADI Open Water Crewpak – included in course fee.
Additional expenses NONE.  All SCUBA Equipment necessary for participation (mask, fins, and a snorkel are not provided but can be purchased for 20% below retail price), all learning material (including manual, dive planner, and log book), pool fees, charter to the Liberty Ship, & PADI Certification Card are included in course fee.

Other Aquatic Safaris Open Water Course Options and Pricing

PADI OW eLearning class:

  • Start learning to SCUBA dive right now. Sign up for Open Water Course with the eLearning option at the dive shop for $340, saving $69 over purchasing the eLearning code directly on PADI’s site. After you have completed all your class work on PADI’s eLearning website, you will complete your pool and open water dives with us. Course fee includes all of the following: PADI eLearning access code, pool sessions, 4 OW dives with instructor, eLog book, 1 boat charter, and PADI certification card. If you have already purchased and completed the PADI eLearning course, the cost of completing the OW class is $230.

    Upcoming Open Water eLearning Diver Classes Full Instruction Schedule here

    Class: Dates & Times: Instructor Cost: Space
    Available
    Open Water Diver w/ e-Learning   Starts Thu Jun 14 2018 6:00 PM
    Includes PADI eLearning course access code.
    Class: Jun 14 6-7PM
    Pool: Jun 15 8-11AM, 16 8:30-11:30AM
    Dive: Jun 16 1-4PM, 17 7:30-11AM
    TBA $340 6
    Open Water Diver w/ e-Learning   Starts Thu Jul 12 2018 6:00 PM
    Includes PADI eLearning course access code.
    Class: Jul 12 6-7PM
    Pool: Jul 13, 14 8-11AM
    Dive: Jul 14 1-4PM, 15 7:30-11AM
    TBA $340 6
    Open Water Diver w/ e-Learning

    Done with any Open Water class.
    Pool: TBA
    Dive: TBA
    TBA $340 5

SCUBA Review “Refresher” class:

  • One class session, one pool session, 2 open water dives. $175. Includes rental gear and charter to the Liberty Ship.

PADI SCUBA Diver to PADI Open Water Diver upgrade class:

  • One class session, one pool session, 2 open water dives. $185. Includes rental gear and charter to the Liberty Ship and certification card.

Referral classes:

  • If you are going on vacation and want to do your class and pool work here, but your open water dives on your vacation, no problem! We can do a referral class for you for $225.
    Class: Dates & Times: Instructor Cost: Space
    Available
  • If you have done all your pool and class work, and need only to finish your open water dives, a referral fee of $175 includes the following: 4 OW dives with instructor, a boat charter, gear use, and a PADI certification card.

PADI OW Crossover & Referral class:

  • If you have done all your pool and class work with a non-PADI certification agency and want to complete your open water dives, a fee of $210 includes all of the following: class session, pool session, 4 OW dives with instructor, a boat charter, and a PADI certification card.

PADI OW Private Class:  We can organize private scuba diving lessons for an individual or a small group.  The private lesson fee is $225 for the first person, $150 for each additional person up to three total, or can be split equally at $175.

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